2012 Champions League Twenty20

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2012 Champions League Twenty20
CLT20.svg
Administrator(s) BCCI, CA, CSA
Cricket format Twenty20
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Host(s)  South Africa[1]
Champions Australia Sydney Sixers (1st title)
Participants 10 (group stage)
14 (total)[2]
Matches played 29
Man of the Series Australia Mitchell Starc (14 wickets)
Most runs England Michael Lumb (226 runs)
Most wickets Australia Mitchell Starc (14 wickets)
Official website www.clt20.com
2011
2013

The 2012 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) was the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament. It was held in South Africa from 9 to 28 October 2012.[1][3] This edition was significant for being the first to feature a Pakistani team.

This was the first season to have Karbonn Mobiles as the title sponsor. They replaced Nokia, who withdrew from their four-year deal after just one year.[4]

The Sydney Sixers emerged the winners of the tournament, defeating the Highveld Lions in the final.

Background[edit]

In Twenty20 cricket[edit]

Since the previous edition, three Test-playing nations introduced new premier Twenty20 tournaments. Australia created the Big Bash League, which began in December 2011. Compared to the previous KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, it has city-based franchise teams, more matches and allows two overseas players in the team.[5] It was very well received with high attendance and good television viewership.[6][7] The inaugural season of the Sri Lanka Premier League was held in August 2012 and also featured new privately owned city-based franchise teams and participation from overseas players.[8] Sri Lanka's previous Twenty20 tournament had a low profile and a primary focus on providing opportunities for players.[9] Bangladesh, the lowest ranked in Test cricket, created the Bangladesh Premier League, their first premier Twenty20 tournament, in February 2012.[10] However, their teams were not considered for the CLT20.

Other nations made no major changes to their tournaments. South Africa's MiWay T20 Challenge included a new team to give exposure to more players but was disbanded after the season.[11][12]

In the four weeks directly preceding the CLT20, the only international cricket played was in the Twenty20 format, including the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, which ran for 20 days and ended 2 days before the CLT20 started.[13]

Team preparation[edit]

As preparations for the tournament, the Trinidad and Tobago team will play two Twenty20 competitions, both held at their home ground of Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. They competed in the "Twenty20 for 50" competition, held 24 to 26 August and also involving Jamaica and two all-star teams—the Daren Ganga XI and the Brian Lara XI.[14][15] T&T won the competition and all their matches.[16] From 6 to 8 September, T&T will play the "Asia vs the Caribbean" tournament also involving the national teams of Barbados, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.[17][18] T&T, Afghanistan and Bangladesh were tied first with two wins each but came third on net run rate.[19] The T&T government also offered $5 million in funding to prepare the team for the tournament.[20]

During the Sialkot Stallions' preparations, they encountered issues when the Pakistan Cricket Board appointed Naushad Ali to replace Naeem Akhtar as team manager. The team were unhappy with the decision as Akhtar had held the position for a long time and knew the team well.[21] The decision affected team morale and their preparations.[22][23] The PCB then replaced Ali with Zaheer Abbas.[24]

Format[edit]

The tournament will feature a qualifying stage, introduced in the 2011 edition.[3] As with all previous editions, the tournament format was changed: only two teams qualify from the qualifying stage to the group stage.[25]

Six teams participate in the qualifying stage, from which two teams advance to the group stage to join eight direct entrants. The top four teams from the group stage advance to the knockout stage. The qualifying and group stages have the teams divided into two equal groups, with each playing a round-robin tournament, and the top two teams of each group advance to the next stage. The knockout stage consists of two semi-finals, with the top team of one group facing the second from the other. The winners of the semi-finals play the grand final to determine the winners of the competition.

Points awarded in the qualifying and group stages:

Result Points
Win 4 points
No result 2 points
Loss 0 points

Prize money[edit]

Same as previous editions, the total prize money for the competition is US$6 million. In addition to the prize money, each team receives a participation fee of $500,000. The prize money will be distributed as follows:

  • $200,000 – Each team eliminated in the group stage
  • $500,000 – Each semi-finalist
  • $1.3 million – Runners-up
  • $2.5 million – Winners

Qualification[edit]

This tournament will feature a team from Pakistan for the first time. Pakistan's participation had not been considered for past editions of the tournament due to the hostility between India and Pakistan since the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The attacks were also responsible for the cancellation of the planned first edition of the tournament in 2008, for which a Pakistan team had qualified.[26][27][28]

Representation from Australia changes to teams from the Big Bash League, which replaced their previous premier Twenty20 tournament and features new city-based teams instead of the previous first-class teams.[29] Similarly, representation from Sri Lanka changes to teams from the Sri Lanka Premier League, which features franchise teams.[30] While the 2011 edition had the fourth-placed Indian team play the qualifying stage, this year's team, the Mumbai Indians, directly qualified for the main tournament on account of being the defending champions.[31]

Direct entry qualifying tournaments[25]
Domestic tournament Teams from Teams
2012 Indian Premier League  India 4 (top four teams)
2011–12 Big Bash League  Australia 2 (Winners and runners-up)[32][33]
2011–12 MiWay T20 Challenge  South Africa 2 (Winners and runners-up)
Qualifying stage  England
 New Zealand
 Pakistan
 Sri Lanka
 West Indies
2 (Top team from each group)

Teams[edit]

This edition will not feature the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who participated in all the previous editions.[34][35] The New South Wales Blues, who won the 2009 tournament, no longer play Twenty20 cricket. However, the Sydney Sixers contain many former Blues players in their squad, including nine who were in the Blues' squad from the 2011 tournament.[36]

Qualified teams
Team Domestic tournament Position Appearance Qualified
Perth Scorchers[32] Australia 2011–12 Big Bash League Runners-up 1st 21 January 2012
Sydney Sixers[33] Australia 2011–12 Big Bash League Winners 1st 22 January 2012
Highveld Lions[37][38] South Africa 2011–12 MiWay T20 Challenge Runners-up 2nd 18 March 2012
Titans[39] South Africa 2011–12 MiWay T20 Challenge Winners 1st 1 April 2012
Delhi Daredevils[40] India 2012 Indian Premier League Third place 2nd 15 May 2012
Kolkata Knight Riders[40] India 2012 Indian Premier League Winners 2nd 17 May 2012
Mumbai Indians[25] India 2012 Indian Premier League Fourth place 3rd 19 May 2012
Chennai Super Kings[41] India 2012 Indian Premier League Runners-up 3rd 20 May 2012
New Zealand Auckland Aces Qualifying stage Pool 1 winners 2nd 10 October 2012
England Yorkshire Carnegie Qualifying stage Pool 2 winners 1st 10 October 2012
Teams participating in the qualifying stage[2]
Team Domestic tournament Position Qualified
Auckland Aces[42] New Zealand 2011–12 HRV Cup Winners 22 January 2012
Trinidad and Tobago[43] West Indies Cricket Board 2011–12 Caribbean Twenty20 Winners 22 January 2012
Sialkot Stallions[44] Pakistan 2012 Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup[45] Winners 1 April 2012
Yorkshire Carnegie[46] England 2012 Friends Life t20 Runners-up 25 August 2012
Hampshire Royals[46] England 2012 Friends Life t20 Winners 25 August 2012
Uva Next Sri Lanka 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League Winners 31 August 2012

Squads[edit]

As with previous editions, several players qualified for the tournament with multiple teams, allowing them to play for the teams of their choosing. Should a player decline the option of playing for his "home" team, his chosen team must pay the "home" team a compensation fee of $150,000.[47] Nine players were nominated in preliminary squad of more than one team and all of them chose to play for their Indian Premier League teams.[48] As a result, teams lost players who helped them qualify for the tournament. Amongst these teams, Trinidad and Tobago were very determined to have Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine represent them (their national team) instead of their IPL teams.[49] The T&T government offered to match the higher match fees given by the IPL teams as compensation. In June, T&T sports minister Anil Roberts announced that the players wanted to play for T&T and were close to signing memorandums of understanding.[50] All three players eventually chose to play for their IPL teams despite their efforts.[20][51]

Venues[edit]

The organisers originally considered hosting the tournament at five venues across India: Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and New Delhi.[3] This was later changed due to the possibility of monsoons and Durga Puja celebrations and the organisers chose South Africa as the host.[52] The teams that qualified through the Indian Premier League were opposed to this idea as it would likely affect their revenue, which is dependent on television viewership.[53] The venues are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Centurion and Durban.[1]

Durban Centurion Johannesburg Cape Town
Kingsmead
Capacity: 25,000
SuperSport Park
Capacity: 20,000
New Wanderers Stadium
Capacity: 34,000
Newlands
Capacity: 25,000
Kingsmead SuperSport Park New Wanderers Stadium Newlands

Fixtures[edit]

All times shown are in South African Standard Time (UTC+02).

Warm-up matches[edit]

7 October
Scorecard
Hampshire Royals England
135/8 (20 overs)
v
Sri Lanka Uva Next
188/8 (18.4 overs)
Sean Ervine 37 (38)
Jacob Oram 3/13 (4 overs)
Andrew McDonald 70 (25)
Kabir Ali 2/25 (3 overs)
Uva Next won by 6 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Johan Cloete and Shaun George
  • Uva Next won the toss and elected to field

7 October
Scorecard
Yorkshire Carnegie England
146/7 (20 overs)
v
Pakistan Sialkot Stallions
123/6 (20 overs)
Andrew Gale 61 (55)
Bilawal Bhatti 3/20 (4 overs)
Faisal Naved 28 (27)
Adil Rashid 2/20 (4 overs)
Yorkshire Carnegie won by 23 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Johan Cloete and Shaun George
  • Yorkshire Carnegie won the toss and elected to bat

11 October
Scorecard
Delhi Daredevils India
109/11 (20 overs)
v
Australia Sydney Sixers
137/5 (20 overs)
Ross Taylor 30 (27)
Mitchell Starc 3/17 (4 overs)
Moisés Henriques 46* (30)
Pawan Negi 2/16 (3 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 5 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Shaun George and Brad White
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field

11 October
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders India
104/4 (12.5 overs)
v
Gautam Gambhir 31 (24)
Zander de Bruyn 2/19 (3 overs)
  • Highveld Lions won the toss and elected to field

12 October
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers Australia
169/6 (20 overs)
v
India Mumbai Indians
136 (19.5 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 66* (40)
Mitchell Johnson 2/13 (3 overs)
Kieron Pollard 31 (24)
Ben Edmondson 4/28 (3.5 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 33 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Shaun George and Brad White
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field

12 October
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Shaun George and Brad White

Qualifying stage[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

Team[54] Pld W L NR Pts NRR
New Zealand Auckland Aces 2 2 0 0 8 +1.904
Pakistan Sialkot Stallions 2 1 1 0 4 −1.858
England Hampshire Royals 2 0 2 0 0 −2.796
9 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sialkot Stallions Pakistan
130/9 (20 overs)
v
New Zealand Auckland Aces
136/4 (17.1 overs)
Shahid Yousuf 39 (25)
Kyle Mills 2/6 (4 overs)
Martin Guptill 40 (32)
Sarfraz Ahmed 2/31 (4 overs)
Auckland Aces won by 6 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Kyle Mills (Auckland Aces)
  • Sialkot Stallions won the toss and elected to bat

10 October
13:30
Scorecard
Hampshire Royals England
121/8 (20 overs)
v
New Zealand Auckland Aces
123/2 (14.3 overs)
Michael Carberry 65 (65)
Azhar Mahmood 5/24 (4 overs)
Azhar Mahmood 55* (30)
Chris Wood 1/21 (2 overs)
Auckland Aces won by 8 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Azhar Mahmood (Auckland Aces)
  • Auckland Aces won the toss and elected to field
  • Auckland Aces qualify for the Group Stage, Hampshire Royals and Sialkot Stallions are eliminated as a result of this match

11 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Hampshire Royals England
143/8 (20 overs)
v
Pakistan Sialkot Stallions
144/4 (19.1 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 42 (29)
Umaid Asif 2/42 (4 overs)
Haris Sohail 63* (57)
Liam Dawson 1/14 (2 overs)
Pakistan Sialkot Stallions won by 6 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Haris Sohail (Sialkot Stallions)
  • Sialkot Stallions won the toss and elected to field

Pool 2[edit]

Team[54] Pld W L NR Pts NRR
England Yorkshire Carnegie 2 2 0 0 8 +0.510
Sri Lanka Uva Next 2 0 1 1 2 −0.244
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 2 −0.777
9 October
13:30
Scorecard
Uva Next Sri Lanka
150/7 (20 overs)
v
England Yorkshire Carnegie
151/5 (19.3 overs)
Thilina Kandamby 29* (22)
Moin Ashraf 2/29 (4 overs)
David Miller 39* (29)
Dilshan Munaweera 3/32 (4 overs)
Yorkshire Carnegie won by 5 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Adil Rashid (Yorkshire Carnegie)
  • Yorkshire Carnegie won the toss and elected to field
  • T20 debut : Dan Hodgson (Yorkshire Carnegie)

10 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Trinidad and Tobago 
148/9 (20 overs)
v
England Yorkshire Carnegie
154/4 (18.5 overs)
Dinesh Ramdin 59 (40)
Ryan Sidebottom 3/13 (4 overs)
Gary Ballance 64* (37)
Yannick Ottley 1/16 (2 overs)
Yorkshire Carnegie won by 6 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Gary Ballance (Yorkshire Carnegie)
  • Trinidad and Tobago won the toss and elected to bat
  • Yorkshire Carnegie qualify for the Group Stage, Trinidad and Tobago and Uva Next are eliminated as a result of this match

11 October
13:30
Scorecard
Trinidad and Tobago 
181/3 (20 overs)
v
Sri Lanka Uva Next
0/1 (0.1 overs)
Darren Bravo 54* (42)
Andrew McDonald 1/28 (4 overs)

Shannon Gabriel 1/0 (0.1 overs)
  • Uva Next won the toss and elected to field
  • Match abandoned after first ball of second innings due to rain

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team[55] Pld W L NR Pts NRR
India Delhi Daredevils 4 2 0 2 12 +1.440
South Africa Titans 4 2 1 1 10 −0.017
India Kolkata Knight Riders 4 1 2 1 6 +0.488
Australia Perth Scorchers 4 1 2 1 6 −0.474
New Zealand Auckland Aces 4 1 2 1 6 −0.963
13 October
13:30
Scorecard
Titans South Africa
163/4 (20 overs)
v
Australia Perth Scorchers
124/7 (20 overs)
Jacques Rudolph 83* (59)
Nathan Rimmington 2/20 (4 overs)
Mitchell Marsh 52* (41)
Cornelius de Villiers 3/16 (4 overs)
Titans won by 39 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Cornelius de Villiers (Titans)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to field

13 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Delhi Daredevils India
160/8 (20 overs)
v
India Kolkata Knight Riders
108/7 (20 overs)
Unmukt Chand 40 (27)
Sunil Narine 3/21 (4 overs)
Manoj Tiwary 33 (38)
Umesh Yadav 2/13 (4 overs)
Delhi Daredevils won by 52 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Irfan Pathan (Delhi Daredevils)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field

15 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders India
137/6 (20 overs)
v
New Zealand Auckland Aces
139/3 (17.4 overs)
Brendon McCullum 40 (35)
Azhar Mahmood 3/16 (4 overs)
Azhar Mahmood 51* (42)
Sunil Narine 2/24 (4 overs)
Auckland Aces won by 7 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Azhar Mahmood (Auckland Aces)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat

17 October
13:30
Scorecard
Titans South Africa
172/4 (20 overs)
v
New Zealand Auckland Aces
113 (18.1 overs)
Jacques Rudolph 63 (56)
Michael Bates 1/21 (3 overs)
Andre Adams 30 (17)
Alfonso Thomas 3/18 (3.1 overs)
Titans won by 59 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Simon Taufel (Aus) and S. Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Farhaan Behardien (Titans)
  • Auckland Aces won the toss and elected to field

17 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers Australia
91/2 (14 overs)
v
Simon Katich 43* (32)
Brett Lee 1/11 (2 overs)
No result
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field
  • Kolkata Knight Riders are eliminated as a result of this match

19 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
No result
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
  • Match abandoned without a toss due to rain

21 October
13:30
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers Australia
121/5 (20 overs)
v
India Delhi Daredevils
123/7 (19.3 overs)
Shaun Marsh 39 (41)
Morne Morkel 3/19 (4 overs)
Virender Sehwag 52 (44)
Michael Beer 2/18 (4 overs)
Delhi Daredevils won by 3 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Ajit Agarkar (Delhi Daredevils)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field
  • Perth Scorchers are eliminated as a result of this match

21 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders India
188/5 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Titans
89 (16.4 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 44 (36)
Roelof van der Merwe 2/18 (4 overs)
Jacques Rudolph 25 (24)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 4/19 (4 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 99 runs
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Debabrata Das (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Titans won the toss and elected to field

23 October
13:30
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers Australia
140/7 (20 overs)
v
New Zealand Auckland Aces
124/8 (20 overs)
Paul Collingwood 38 (27)
Michael Bates 4/34 (4 overs)
Martin Guptill 36 (32)
Michael Beer 3/13 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 16 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Michael Beer (Perth Scorchers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat
  • Auckland Aces are eliminated and Dehli Daredevils and Titans qualify for the Semi Finals as a result of this match

23 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
No result
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
  • Titans cricket team
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain

Group B[edit]

Team[56] Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Australia Sydney Sixers 4 4 0 0 16 +1.656
South Africa Highveld Lions 4 3 1 0 12 +0.140
India Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 8 −0.049
India Mumbai Indians 4 0 3 1 2 −0.471
England Yorkshire Carnegie 4 0 3 1 2 −1.791
14 October
13:30
Scorecard
Sydney Sixers Australia
185/5 (20 overs)
v
India Chennai Super Kings
171/9 (20 overs)
Suresh Raina 57 (33)
Moisés Henriques 3/23 (3 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 14 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Moisés Henriques (Sydney Sixers)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field

14 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians India
157/6 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Highveld Lions
158/2 (18.5 overs)
Mitchell Johnson 30 (29)
Sohail Tanvir 2/31 (4 overs)
Neil McKenzie 68* (41)
Lasith Malinga 1/18 (3.5 overs)
Highveld Lions won by 8 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Neil McKenzie (Highveld Lions)
  • Highveld Lions won the toss and elected to field

16 October
13:30
Scorecard
Yorkshire Carnegie England
96/9 (20 overs)
v
Australia Sydney Sixers
98/2 (8.5 overs)
Joe Root 25 (24)
Mitchell Starc 3/22 (4 overs)
Michael Lumb 43* (24)
Azeem Rafiq 1/21 (1.5 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 8 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Brad Haddin (Sydney Sixers)
  • Yorkshire Carnegie won the toss and elected to bat

16 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings India
158/6 (20 Overs)
v
South Africa Highveld Lions
159/4 (19.3 Overs)
MS Dhoni 34 (26)
Aaron Phangiso 2/17 (4 Overs)
Gulam Bodi 64 (46)
Doug Bollinger 2/18 (4 Overs)
Highveld Lions won by 6 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions)
  • Highveld Lions won the toss and elected to field

18 October
13:30
Scorecard
Highveld Lions South Africa
137/9 (20 overs)
v
Australia Sydney Sixers
141/5 (19 overs)
Gulam Bodi 61 (44)
Mitchell Starc 3/19 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 47 (38)
Aaron Phangiso 3/14 (4 Overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 5 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Mitchell Starc (Sydney Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field

18 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Mumbai Indians India
156/6 (17.5 overs)
v
Kieron Pollard 37* (20)
Azeem Rafiq 2/36 (4 overs)
No result
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
  • Yorkshire Carnegie won the toss and elected to field
  • Sydney Sixers qualify for the Semi Finals as a result of this match

20 October
13:30
Scorecard
Yorkshire Carnegie England
131/7 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Highveld Lions
134/5 (19.2 overs)
Phil Jaques 31 (29)
Aaron Phangiso 2/23 (4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 32 (35)
Steven Patterson 2/21 (3.2 overs)
Highveld Lions won by 5 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Jean Symes (Highveld Lions)
  • Highveld Lions won the toss and elected to field
  • Highveld Lions qualify for the Semi Finals and Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Yorkshire Carnegie are eliminated as a result of this match

20 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings India
173/8 (20 overs)
v
India Mumbai Indians
167/7 (20 overs)
Faf du Plessis 52 (33)
Lasith Malinga 5/32 (4 overs)
Dinesh Karthik 74 (45)
Ben Hilfenhaus 2/14 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Ben Hilfenhaus (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field

22 October
13:30
Scorecard
Yorkshire Carnegie England
140/6 (20 overs)
v
India Chennai Super Kings
141/6 (19 overs)
Gary Ballance 58 (38)
Albie Morkel 2/12 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 4 wickets
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Subramaniam Badrinath (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field

22 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sydney Sixers Australia
136/7 (20 overs)
v
India Mumbai Indians
124/8 (20 overs)
Steve Smith 41 (41)
Munaf Patel 2/17 (4 overs)
Dwayne Smith 26 (28)
Pat Cummins 2/16 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 12 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and S. Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Steve Smith (Sydney Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to bat

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
A1 India Delhi Daredevils 117/9 (20 overs)
B2 South Africa Highveld Lions 139/5 (20 overs)
B2 South Africa Highveld Lions 121 (20 overs)
B1 Australia Sydney Sixers 124/0 (12.3 overs)
A2 South Africa Titans 163/5 (20 overs)
B1 Australia Sydney Sixers 164/8 (20 overs)

Semi-finals[edit]

25 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Highveld Lions South Africa
139/5 (20 overs)
v
India Delhi Daredevils
117/9 (20 overs)
Gulam Bodi 50 (49)
Umesh Yadav 2/20 (4 overs)
Kevin Pieterson 50 (44)
Chris Morris 2/7 (4 overs)
Highveld Lions won by 22 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Neil McKenzie (Highveld Lions)
  • Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field
  • Highveld Lions qualify for the Final and Delhi Daredevils are eliminated as a result of this match

26 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Titans South Africa
163/5 (20 overs)
v
Australia Sydney Sixers
164/8 (20 overs)
David Wiese 61 (28)
Mitchell Starc 2/33 (4 overs)
Michael Lumb 33 (20)
Alfonso Thomas 2/36 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 2 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Stephen O'Keefe (Sydney Sixers)
  • Titans won the toss and elected to bat
  • Sydney Sixers qualify for the Final and Titans are eliminated as a result of this match

Final[edit]

28 October
17:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Highveld Lions South Africa
121 (20 overs)
v
Australia Sydney Sixers
124/0 (12.3 overs)
Jean Symes 51 (46)
Josh Hazlewood 3/22 (4 overs)
Michael Lumb 82* (42)
Sohail Tanvir 0/16 (3 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 10 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Michael Lumb (Sydney Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player[57] Team Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
England Michael Lumb Australia Sydney Sixers 6 226 56.50 155.86 82* 0 1 31 7
South Africa Bodi, GulamGulam Bodi South Africa Highveld Lions 6 208 34.66 117.51 64 0 3 16 10
South Africa McKenzie, NeilNeil McKenzie South Africa Highveld Lions 6 176 44.00 134.35 68* 0 1 24 1
South Africa Rudolph, JacquesJacques Rudolph South Africa Titans 4 172 57.33 119.44 83* 0 2 18 3
South Africa Davids, HenryHenry Davids South Africa Titans 4 162 54.00 142.10 59* 0 2 13 9

Most wickets[edit]

Player[58] Team Inns Wkts Ave Econ BBI SR 4WI 5WI
Australia Starc, MitchellMitchell Starc Australia Sydney Sixers 6 14 12.35 7.20 3/19 10.2 0 0
Pakistan Mahmood, AzharAzhar Mahmood New Zealand Auckland Aces 5 10 11.60 6.44 5/24 10.8 0 1
South Africa Phangiso, AaronAaron Phangiso South Africa Highveld Lions 6 10 11.80 5.36 3/14 13.2 0 0
Sri Lanka Malinga, LasithLasith Malinga India Mumbai Indians 3 8 10.75 7.26 5/32 8.8 0 1
Australia Henriques, MoisésMoisés Henriques Australia Sydney Sixers 6 8 14.50 7.25 3/23 12.0 0 0
New Zealand Bates, MichaelMichael Bates New Zealand Auckland Aces 5 8 16.50 7.33 4/34 13.5 1 0

Criticism and controversy[edit]

The changes to the tournament format were met with criticism from the Trinidad and Tobago team. The changes resulted in the Mumbai Indians receiving a spot in the group stage previously given to a team from the qualifying stage, leaving Trinidad and Tobago with a lesser chance of advancing to the group stage. The Mumbai Indians were given the spot on account of being the defending champions. The eight teams receiving direct entry are all from India, Australia and South Africa, the three countries arranging the tournament. These teams were selected instead of Trinidad and Tobago despite their good performances in past editions and their win-loss record—the best in the history of the tournament.[59][60]

On 28 August, Lalit Modi, the former chairman of both the IPL and the CLT20, claimed on Twitter that the Board of Control for Cricket in India were "arm twisting" to make Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine play for their IPL teams instead of their national team of Trinidad and Tobago. Modi claimed the BCCI threatened to withdraw Trinidad and Tobago's invitation to participate in the tournament and threatened the players with their IPL contracts.[61][62]

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